The story of Fellowship EPC began in 1979 when 30 members of the United Presbyterian Church in South Lyon, felt called by God to plant a new church. Their purpose for the new church was simple. On September 28, 1980, at the first Congregational Meeting they wrote:
In the simplest and yet at the same time the most profound of terms, the reason for the existence of this church body is to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those around us through the power of the Holy Spirit.
With that heart for the Gospel of Jesus, God begin to grow the church. In
the spring of 1980, under the name of "South Lyon Christian
Fellowship", 65 people gathered on a Sunday as a church at Bartlett
Elementary School. By 1981 the church had called its first Pastor, Rev.
Carlton Baker, and had joined our current denomination, the Evangelical
Presbyterian Church. In 1982 God enabled the growing community to
purchase a building, and 12 acres of land, debt free! Services were held
in what is today, “Fellowship Hall”. In 1987, the current sanctuary was
built, as well as a new kitchen, nursery, and an office for the pastor.
And ten years after that, the
church now called “Fellowship Evangelical Presbyterian Church” had an
average attendance of 300 people.
Today Fellowship continues to be a multi-generational, family friendly, community committed to following Jesus Christ and helping others do the same. Our motto at Fellowship is: Reach The Lost. Grow The Found. Make Disciples.
And God is once again on the move within our community of believers. It continues to be our joy to lead people to Christ, baptize new believers, and welcome new church members. We're also excited to partner with other South Lyon churches to serve our community, and to reach the South Lyon area with the good news of Jesus Christ.
We truly believe God that our best years are still ahead of us. And we can’t wait to see what He is going to do next!